Severe dog bite injuries can cause victims extreme physical and emotional pain, as well as lead to ongoing psychological consequences due to the trauma associated with the event. If you have suffered such an attack, an experienced Jacksonville dog bite attorney can advise you regarding the process for recovering compensation for your injuries.
Settlements and Mediation
Your attorney will assist you in moving your case towards a settlement or mediation. The first step in this process is to select a target date to submit your initial demand to the other party. Next, you and your lawyer will decide whether mediation is appropriate and, if so, pick a mediator to arrange the meeting.
Preparing for Trial
If you case is going to trial, your Jacksonville dog bite attorney will decide whom to call as witnesses to the incident. Your attorney may also need to select expert witnesses, as well as prepare exhibits for trial. Part of trial will consist of conducting an initial exchange of information prior to formal discovery. Your attorney will draft and serve interrogatories on all adverse parties, as well as respond to written discovery (interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission) from adverse parties.
If a dog has bitten you, you have legal rights should be protected. These are just a few of the steps that your Jacksonville dog bite attorney will take in preparing your case for trial; there are, of course, many more factors involved in preparing a personal injury case for trial. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact a knowledgeable, dedicated Jacksonville dog bite attorney by calling John Fagan Accident Lawyers at 904-278-1000.